Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Jeffrey Meierhofer Named Associate Director of Marcus & Millichap Corp.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT– Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation (MMCC) has named Jeffrey Meierhofer (top right photo) as an associate director in the firm’s Salt Lake City office, according to William E. Hughes(bottom left photo) senior vice president and managing director of MMCC.

“Jeffrey has an impressive track record of arranging commercial real estate financing on a national scale,” says Hughes. “He brings a wealth of knowledge in arranging debt and equity finance transactions for multifamily, office, retail, industrial, and hospitality properties to his new position.”

Prior to joining MMCC, Meierhofer was the president and owner of The Madison Group, where he closed more than $100 million in commercial and hard money transactions. He has also been the president and owner of Madison Mortgage Inc. and a regional account representative for Old Kent Mortgage Wholesale Division.

Meierhofer is a graduate of Northern Arizona University and holds a bachelor’s degree in communication.

Contact: Stacey Corso, Public Relations Manager,(925) 953-1716

Walgreens Commands $9.5M Sale Price in Staten Island, NY

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.-- Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, the nation’s largest real estate investment services firm, has brokered the sale of a 7,264-square foot Walgreens drugstore in Staten Island (top left photo)

. The sales price of $9.5 million represents $1,308 per square foot and a cap rate of 7.25 percent.

Steven Siegel, a vice president investments and senior director of the firm’s Net Leased Properties Group in Manhattan, and Scott Plasky, a net-leased properties investment specialist, also in Marcus & Millichap’s Manhattan office, represented the seller, a Walgreens preferred developer.

“The property is a recently opened, brand-new freestanding building located on a major retail corridor surrounded by national credit tenants,” says Siegel. “The total lease term is 75 years with Walgreens having the option to terminate after year 25. This is a zero-management asset,” adds Siegel.

Constructed in 2009, the property is located at 2191 Richmond Ave. in Staten Island, surrounded by national and local retailers including CVS, Rite Aid, Barnes & Noble, Pier 1, Duane Reade, Wendy’s, PC Richard & Sons, Dunkin’ Donuts, Marshalls, Best Buy and Starbucks. The 1.2 million-square foot, 200-store Staten Island Mall, anchored by Sears, JCPenney and Macy's, is less than one-half mile away.

The population within three miles of the property is 190,000 and the average household income is greater than $92,000.

Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City.

Contact: Stacey Corso, Public Relations Manager, (925) 953-1716

Stan Johnson Co. Negotiates Sale of 80,000-SF Single Tenant Class A Office Building in San Antonio, TX for $10.85M

SAN ANTONIO, TX– Stan Johnson Company, one of the nation’s premier net lease brokerage firms, represented both the seller, Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust, Inc. ("Inland Western”) and a private buyer in the sale of an 80,000-square-foot Class A office building 100% leased to Coventry – First Health for $10.85 million.

Built in 2005, the mid-rise building is located among other corporate users in the Westover Hills area near Sea World and Hyatt Hill Country Resort.

“We were able to work within the confines of a shorter lease and existing conduit debt and bring to Inland Western a buyer we had worked with in the past who liked the quality and credit of the asset,” said Craig Tomlinson (top right photo)  of Stan Johnson Company, who represented both the buyer and the seller.

Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust, Inc. is a self-managed real estate investment trust that acquires, manages and develops a diversified portfolio of real estate, primarily multi-tenant shopping centers across the United States.

As of December 30, 2009, the portfolio under management totaled in excess of 48 million square feet, consisting of 299 consolidated operating properties. The company also has interests in 11 unconsolidated properties and 11 properties under development. For further information, please visit

Contact: David Ebeling, Ebeling Communications, (949) 278-7851,

NAI Realvest Chairman George Livingston to Represent Company April 8-11 at International Real Estate Trade Show in Beijing

MAITLAND, Fla. --- NAI Realvest will be represented at the International Real Estate Trade Show April 8-11 in Beijing, China. George Livingston (top right photo), chairman emeritus of NAI Realvest, said he will attend the trade show, which focuses on commercial and resort properties.

“As China’s free enterprise system matures, new Chinese entrepreneurs are looking for secure investment opportunities and commercial and resort properties in the U.S. offer many advantages,” Livingston said.

“This is a market that will take some time to develop, but we are committed to do so. During the trade show our lead effort will be to seek Chinese investors who also want a U.S. visa,” he said.

For more information, contact
George Livingston, Chairman Emeritus, NAI Realvest 407-875-9989
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142

Top Associates at Crossman & Co. Earn Seven Awards at CFCAR 2010 Hallmark Awards Banquet

 ORLANDO - Four top associates at Crossman & Company, the Orlando-based commercial property firm that ranks as one of the largest third-party retail leasing and management firms in the Southeast, took home seven Hallmark Awards from the Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors 2010 Hallmark Awards banquet recently.

John Crossman ( photo) CCIM, president of Crossman & Company, said senior associate Courtney Kowalchuk (top right photo)won the company’s most coveted award as the region’s Top Retail Producer and she is the firm’s fourth associate to with the annual award.

Kowalchuk, who joined Crossman & Company in November 2006, completed 35 retail property lease transactions in 2009 valued at $20 million.

Kowalchuk, who began her career in commercial real estate with Crossman & Company, was also named one of the region’s Top 10 Overall Producers.

Crossman & Company senior associate Justin Greider (top left photo)  also scored top honors during the Hallmark wards event as a Top 10 retail producer and also as a Top 10 Overall Producer. Greider, who chairs the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Florida Next Generation committee, joined Crossman & Company in 2009.

Associate Danny Germano (middle right photo)  who joined Crossman & Company in June 2007 earned two awards, as Rookie of the Year and also as a Top 10 Retail Producer. Germano negotiated 33 lease transactions covering over 72,000 square feet last year.

Associate Whitaker Leonhardt has been with Crossman & Company for one year and received a Circle of Achievement award. “Crossman & Company is a regional firm specializing in retail properties and so the retail sector awards were our main focus for the evening,” Crossman said.

Every year, since the Hallmark awards began in 1995, a Crossman & Company associate has been among the top retail producer awardees.

“We are delighted at the recognition and it was a real heart-thumper to see so many awards this year,” Crossman said.

John Crossman, CCIM, President, Crossman & Company, 407-581-6218,;
Molly Delahunty, Crossman & Company, 407-581-6220;
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142,

Mercantile Capital Corp. CEO Chris Hurn Earns Florida SBA Small Business Champion Award

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS - Mercantile Capital Corporation, which ranks as one of the nation’s largest providers of SBA 504 loans for small business owners who want to acquire or develop their own facilities, is about to be honored as the 2010 SBA Florida and 12-state Southeast District Financial Services Champion.

Wilfredo J. Gonzalez, (bottom right photo) District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration, recently notified Mercantile Capital Corporation president and CEO Christopher G. Hurn (top right photo)  that he was selected the Small Business Financial Services Champion.

“This is the second time we have won the SBA Small Business Champion Award in four years,” Hurn said. “It is a great honor and it is recognition of all the hard work our staff has done to create a sound, dependable lending resource for small business,” he said.

“From the beginning, our strategy has been to provide the best commercial loan program available to small business owners who collectively represent the greatest strength of our economy and the most heavily burdened,” said Geof Longstaff,  (top left photo) chairman of Mercantile Capital Corporation.

“This has been particularly difficult during these economic conditions, and the fact that we have succeeded against the odds is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of all of our staff,” Longstaff added.

For more information, contact:
Chris Hurn, CEO Mercantile Capital Corporation, 407-786-5040;;
Geof Longstaff, Chairman, Mercantile Capital Corporation, 407-786-5040;;
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications 407-644-4142

Sperry Van Ness Becomes First Brokerage Firm to Implement Mobile Marketing Technology for Commercial Property Listings

IRVINE, CA, MARCH 30, 2010 – Sperry Van Ness, one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate brokerage firms, has announced that it has implemented a new mobile marketing platform using for its commercial property listings. Sperry Van Ness is the first commercial real estate brokerage firm to implement this technology. is a mobile marketing platform that uses 2D barcodes, also known as QR codes, along with highly optimized mobile web pages to instantly deliver information to consumers.

This cutting edge marketing strategy will provide immediate access to property information such as URL links to mobile pages, digital flyers, images, video and contact information by simply scanning a bar code with any smart phone device.

“Technology has always been a key component to the success of this company, and this new mobile marketing platform is a result of our efforts to improve our efficiencies in marketing our listings”, said Kevin Maggiacomo (top right photo) , president and CEO of Sperry Van Ness. “We will continue to look for ways to provide better service to our clients.”

Scott R. Maesel  (middle left photo) and Wayne Caplan (bottom right photo) of Sperry Van Ness’ downtown Chicago office is the first to use this new technology in the marketing of 13,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space in Alta At K Station, a luxury high rise development built by The Fifield Companies.

“We are very excited to be the first commercial real estate firm to embrace this new technology and implement it into our marketing plan” said Maesel

Contact: David Ebeling, Ebeling Communications, (949) 278-7851,

New tool aimed at streamlining property marketing process for brokerage industry

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Commercial Real Estate Solutions, leading national consulting firm for the commercial real estate industry, has launched CRES-Tek, a subscriber-based marketing system that provide brokers a tool to easily and quickly create premier custom property marketing collateral for clients in a format consistent with the professional brand of their company.

CRES-Tek is a one-stop solution for creating property marketing materials in a fraction of the time it typically takes a broker to create.

From a single point of entry, the web-based system automates the creation of property websites, listing proposals, marketing brochures, executive summaries, financial analysis, sale and lease flyers, and exports your materials to the leading online commercial real estate listing services for properties for sale and properties for lease.

CRES-Tek also gives each broker the ability to market themselves with their own personalized marketing webpage.

“Commercial Real Estate Solutions has an in-depth understanding of industry tools and transactional workflow,” said Peyton Moore, broker with Colliers Abood Wood-Fay in Florida. “CRES-Tek makes my life so much easier. I highly recommend it to any firm or broker.”

Commercial Real Estate Solutions is currently marketing CRES-Tek to local, regional and national commercial real estate brokerage firms across the United States after beta testing it with several brokers. Thus far, they have received very positive feedback and numerous demos of the tool.

“For the past several years, brokers throughout the country have been telling us that they needed a tool that would create materials more efficiently so they could spend more time selling and leasing more properties as well as getting more clients,” said Mark Donahue, (middle left photo)  president and CEO of Commercial Real Estate Solutions. “We achieved our goal of providing clients with tools to win more business, market properties faster, and standardize a consistent company image.”

Donahue went on to say that this system provides the brokerage firm the ability to manage properties and marketing materials across multiple offices.

Commercial Real Estate Solutions, a leading national consulting firm for the commercial real estate industry, was founded by Mark Donahue and Ingrid van Arnhem, (top right photo)  who have a combined 68 years of experience in commercial real estate brokerage. For more information, visit

Contact: David Ebeling, Ebeling Communications, (949) 278-7851,